chevyoung, 11 Mar 2017The Galaxy Note 3 is an awesome device. Despite being a four year old phone at this point, my ... moreI bought my note 3 sim free in my mobile retailors. Have it since 2014 and its my fave note. On 5.0 . No problems with it. Usb 3 which is good for sending files to laptop. Ive note edge which i Use it for work. But note 3 i use for personal use. Cant seem to part with my note 3. Think the note series stopped at note 4 and note edge in terms of removable battery and sd card.
chevyoung, 11 Mar 2017While the 9005 supports LTE band 2(1900 Mhz) and 4(1700/2100Mhz), depending on where you are i... moreI meant to say thats a shame were you live you cant get 4g lte. Now i never knew this until you said in your comment to me.
S . SUDHAKAR, 11 Mar 2017I will give Samsung Note 4 the score 7 out of 5 stars. Love Samsung.I have note 4 edge or note edge ( says note 4 edge on box ). Running 6.0.1. I use it for work. Note 3 for personal use. No usb 3 on edge. Were note 3 has usb 3. Did you recieve 1st feb secuirty patch update on your note 4?
chevyoung, 11 Mar 2017While the 9005 supports LTE band 2(1900 Mhz) and 4(1700/2100Mhz), depending on where you are i... moreMy network has 4g lte. Were i live in uk there is 4g lte coverage in my area. When im out i get 4g lte. At home 4g comes up. But only for a while.
blonde, 08 Mar 2017N9005 is 4g lte. Not 3g lte friend. While the 9005 supports LTE band 2(1900 Mhz) and 4(1700/2100Mhz), depending on where you are in the world, you may not actually pick up LTE. This is the case here in the United States, where as far as i know, no carrier uses any of those bands, so we're limited to HSPA+ until someone unlocks the other bands (possible, but unlikely), or until Samsung updates the modem firmware (kind of doubt they ever will), or until some carrier starts using a band that is does support (plausible).
The Galaxy Note 3 is an awesome device. Despite being a four year old phone at this point, my Note 3 has both stood the test of time and clumsiness. At this point, most if not all of the Note 3 variants are easily root-able, and I believe all are boot-loader unlock-able. Mine is carrier unlocked as well, and I'd assume that all of the GSM modules are carrier unlock-able as well.
The Note 3 features a quad core ARM7 processor (some are actually octo-core, incredibly), 3 gigs of RAM, descent internal storage, external SD support, USB 3 support, and of course, my favorite part-- a removable battery! These features make the device future-proof, expandable, and upgradeable.
The stock ROM can be updated to Android Lollipop 5.0, but if you unlock your boot-loader, you can run anything you'd like on it. For instance, currently, I am running a custom ported version of Google's latest OS: Android Nougat 7.1.1/LineageOS 14.1.1 (formerly CyanogenMod), but there are plenty of custom ROMs' available for this device. A few developers have even ported the stock Note 7 ROM to the Note 3, which brings into question the cost effectiveness of upgrading to a newer device.
Other thoughts... Get a *tempered glass* screen protector, and a protective case. You don't need a bulky Otterbox if you like the slimness of the phone, as this phone is pretty durable, a thin case will do the trick, provided you are reasonably careful with it.
Issues: After dropping the phone several hundred times, the camera developed a small issue with the autofocus. Sometime, when launching the camera, I can feel the lens vibrating as the camera struggles to autofocus. This is a minor annoyance and can be remedied by briskly, and momentarily shaking the phone around. After that, the camera seems to focus without issue.
Overall I'd give this phone a 5/5 stars. It totally exceeded my expectations of a device manufactured in 2013.
Winning, 10 Mar 2017Okay..i have note 3 and the phone is really good..but the thing is here,the battery is drainin... moreSounds like your battery could be on its way out. Better to invest on new battery friend.
S . SUDHAKAR, 10 Mar 2017Yes man. Samsung rocks and lg sucks.Yeah i like samsung. I personally Cant seem to like lg. Not used to lg phone. Im used to samsung S. SUDHAKAR.
Winning, 10 Mar 2017Okay..i have note 3 and the phone is really good..but the thing is here,the battery is drainin... moreI've N9000, with Lollipop update. AFAIK, N3 has removable battery so you can change it and get big one.
Winning, 10 Mar 2017Okay..i have note 3 and the phone is really good..but the thing is here,the battery is drainin... moreInstall teamviewer quicksupport for samsung app and tell me the 9 digit id. I will connect and troubleshoot it for you. I am in India (GMT + 5.5 hours).
Okay..i have note 3 and the phone is really good..but the thing is here,the battery is draining to fast..even after fully charged when i use it, it when from 100 to 90 not even 5minute of using..and 2nd if i restart it, the battery really drop to fast..what is the problem?anybody know?its kinda frustrating..is it the phone or the battery?please help
Nikhil Kawatra, 08 Mar 2017Note 3 N900 supports 64gb only. Probably 9005 supports 128 gb hi Nikhil. mines supports 64gb. but ive been using 128gb. so n900 model should support it to. 64gb wasnt enough for me. so i bought it to try it and it worked fine happy to say. ive been using it for a long time now.
ai ching, 28 Nov 2016so this phone is can 4G signal right?N9005 is 4g lte. Not 3g lte friend.
Anonymous, 07 Mar 2017What i know is not all memory card suitable..sometimes lagging or loading media too long..even... morePersonally i prefer sandisks ultra class 10 as ive been using this brand for years and ive bought samsung memory card also. Reading kingston it has the same specs as sandisk class 10 i think? Maybe im wrong? Ive never used kingsdon so i cant comment on it. But everyone has diff views on which make of memory card that they prefer. So if you prefer kingsdson then buy that one. I hope this helps Anonymous.